Movies and TV shows set in mojave desert

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in mojave desert ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, visually appealing and rough films and TV shows about / with desert, death, murder, violence, danger, blood, rivalry, gun, deadly and crimes plots mostly in Drama, Horror and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as mojave desert: Sam Was Here (2016), Suits on the Loose (2005), Beyond the Reach (2014), Pancho Barnes (1988), Mank (2020), Lord of Illusions (1995), Blood Frenzy (1987), First Man (2018), The Stone Killer (1973), Black Sunday (1977).

List of movies set in mojave desert

Sam Was Here (2016)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Sam, a forty-something door-to-door salesman, travels through the few inhabited zones of the Californian desert in search of clients, yet everything seems deserted.
Style: enigmatic, macabre, suspense, bleak, ambiguous ending
Plot: surrealism, paranoid, violence, identity crisis, child killer, motel, talk show, stranded, psychopath, insanity, loneliness, on the road ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1998
Place: mojave desert, california
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Suits on the Loose (2005)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Suits on the Loose is the story of two rebellious teens, Justin and Ty, and their breakout from a desert survival camp. When two naive Mormon missionaries, Elder Talbot and Elder Johnson, run into a restroom at a remote rest stop, Justin steals ...
Plot: waitress, missionary, mormon, false name
Place: mojave desert
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Beyond the Reach (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A high-rolling corporate shark and his impoverished young guide play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert.
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, hunting, survival, wilderness, chases and races, crimes, isolation, confined, danger, escapades, witnessing a crime, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, mojave desert, new mexico
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Pancho Barnes (1988)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A made for TV movie in which Valerie Bertinelli portrays Florence Pancho Barnes, a bored socialite who decides to learn to fly
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: strong female presence, social relations, feminism, social differences, adventurer, adventure, heroes, ambition, society, aviator, aviation, female pilot ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: california, mojave desert
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Mank (2020)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: 1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
Plot: screenwriter, hollywood, alcoholic, movie business, car accident, democracy, man slaps a man, writers, letter, megaphone, kiss, maid ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937, year 1936, year 1933, year 1934 ...
Place: usa, united states, mojave desert, california, los angeles
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Lord of Illusions (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult who are preparing for the resurrection of their leader Nix, a powerful magician who was killed 13 years earlier.
Style: scary, suspenseful, rough, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, private detective, investigation, danger, sect, fanatic, resurrection, mind game, mystery, crimes, religions or cults, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 90s, 80s, year 1982, 1990s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa, california, mojave desert
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Blood Frenzy (1987)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A maniac tries to kill off a group of teenagers on an encounter session in the desert.
Style: dark humor, weird
Plot: desert, therapy, slasher, camping, psychiatrist, killer, toy, throat slitting, blood spatter, ex soldier, gore, revenge ...
Place: mojave desert
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First Man (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Style: based on true events, suspense, disturbing, factual, exciting ...
Plot: moon landing, space exploration, test pilot, space mission, space travel, astronaut, moon, nasa, historical event, husband wife relationship, human in outer space, male protagonist ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1966, year 1964 ...
Place: mojave desert, houston texas, florida, california, usa
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The Stone Killer (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A Los Angeles detective is sent to New York where he must solve a case involving an old Sicilian Mafia family feud.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, gangsters, hitman, murder, brainwashing, war veteran, maverick cop, mafia, tough cop, handcuffed together, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, asia, usa, mojave desert ...
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Black Sunday (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, terrorism, political intrigue, stadium, graphic violence, race against time, zeppelin, state affairs, chases and races, deadly, danger, rescue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: miami, usa, florida, washington d.c., miami beach ...
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The Bloody Child (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: This film was inspired by a real event—a young US Marine, recently back from the Gulf War, was found digging a grave for his murdered wife in the middle of the California Mojave.
Plot: female director, bar, murder, u.s. marine, marriage, military police, arrest, husband murders wife, digging a grave, injury, husband wife relationship, marine ...
Place: mojave desert, africa
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Luster (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An irreverent and refreshing take on the queer world of sex, lust and unrequited love. Lanky, blue haired Jackson, record store employee and poet, is in love with most of the men in his life! A refreshing departure from the typical gay love story, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: fall in love, unfulfilled love, sexual relations, lifestyle, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, singleness, gay lead character, infidelity, unrequited love, s&m ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iowa, usa, california, mojave desert, los angeles
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The Item (1999)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Four felons are contacted by an anonymous client via the internet. They are instructed to go to a remote desert island and pick up an "item" and keep it safe for 24 hours. It will then be picked up and they will be paid. However, upon ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious
Plot: deadly, crimes, gory, mind game, deadly creature, martial arts, vengeance, crime, rivalry, criminal heroes, danger, slasher ...
Time: 90s
Place: mojave desert
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Eegah (1962)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenagers stumble across a prehistoric caveman, who goes on a rampage.
Style: sexy, scary, semi serious, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: kidnapping, desert, caveman, fish out of water, tragic love, teenage life, fall in love, love and romance, mentally challenged, misfit, intrigue, danger ...
Time: 60s, prehistory, 1960s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert, palm springs california
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Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man tries running from his past by hiding from his two violent brothers, only to have them track and harass him and his friends.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: haunted by the past, starting over, life turned upside down, family problems, uninvited guest, life is a bitch, on the run, fall in love, homecoming, small town, rivalry, sexual harassment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, mojave desert
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Rubber (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Country: France, Angola
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In the California desert, the adventures of a telepathic killer-tire, mysteriously attracted by a very pretty girl, as witnessed by incredulous onlookers.
Style: absurd, dark humor, surreal, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: absurdism, desert, objects come to life, parody, supernatural, danger, filmmaking, show, tire, crazy, chase, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, southern california, mojave desert
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Another Earth (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Style: psychological, touching, surreal, contemplative, philosophical ...
Plot: parallel world, mysterious planet, redemption, human existence, guilt, tragedy, solar system, cosmology, earth, planet, musician, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: usa, yale university, connecticut, mojave desert, boston
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Undisputed (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, gangsters, murder, life sentence, heroes, solitary, prison life, sport, african american, hip hop, ambition, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, usa, mojave desert, las vegas, new jersey ...
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Red Letters (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A college professor reluctantly hides an escaped female convict who tries to get him to help prove her innocent of a murder.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: college, prison, crime, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, dishonesty, obsession, destructive relationship, amateur detective, murder, escaped prisoner ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, mojave desert
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Queen of the Damned (2002)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Lestat de Lioncourt is awakened from his slumber. Bored with his existence, he has now become this generation's new Rock God. While in the course of time, another has arisen, Akasha, the Queen of the Vampires and the Dammed. He wants immortal ...
Style: gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric, sexy, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, immortality, goth, rock star, supernatural, fatal attraction, danger, music, supernatural ability, loneliness, vengeance ...
Time: 18th century, 2000s, 1780s
Place: california, england, usa, europe, egypt ...
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The Patriot (1986)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Agent tries to track down terrorists who are intercepting government nuclear weapons.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, track down, country, heroic mission, love triangle, chases and races, undercover, confined, danger, good versus evil, save the world, rivalry ...
Time: 80s
Place: mojave desert
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Paris, Texas (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France, UK
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his family and disappeared four years earlier.
Style: touching, surreal, psychological, serious, road movie ...
Plot: redemption, drifter, desert, reunion, reconciliation, on the road, family reunited, parents and children, estrangement, presumed dead, family relations, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, los angeles, usa, houston texas, california ...
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Wild (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A woman with a tragic past decides to start her new life by hiking for one thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Style: meditative, uplifting, captivating, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: wilderness, self discovery, cheating on husband, human spirit, hiking, journey, redemption, loneliness, adultery, introspection, on the road, nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: usa, portland oregon, california, mojave desert
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Bone Dry (2007)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eddie finds himself being forced at a gunpoint, by an unseen assailant, on a dark and brutal journey through the harsh terrain of the Mojave desert. His nemesis is Jimmy, a man with an aberrant agenda; armed with a rifle, a scope, walkie-talkies and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, vengeance, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, deadly, crimes, rivalry, criminal's revenge, torture, one man army, punishment, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mojave desert
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Battle Los Angeles (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Earth is attacked by unknown forces. As people everywhere watch the world's great cities fall, Los Angeles becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It's up to a Marine staff sergeant and his new platoon to draw a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: evil alien, save the world, alien invasion, invasion, survival, heroic mission, chaos, alien encounter, battlefield, battles, resistance, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, mojave desert, united states, america ...
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Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sikes and Francisco are called in to a case when a mysterious young girl, who looks part Newcomer, part human, appears. Her huge, brutish counterpart tries to free her from the precinct, and their bizarre relationship turns out to be the result of a ...
Plot: giant, electric fence, bomb threat, mysterious girl, secret weapon, interspecies sex, laser beam, mustard, super weapon, medical experiment, protestor, sex education ...
Place: los angeles, mojave desert, california
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Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Followup movie to the TV series about 250,000 aliens, or "newcomers" as they are known, who have by now settled alongside the humans in California. Most of the newcomers were slaves, and the slave masters are now looking for them. They ...
Style: saga, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, racism, alien, benign alien, evil alien, alien encounter, time travel, deadly creature, androids and robots, deadly, save the world, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, mojave desert, los angeles
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The Thompsons (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: On the run with the law on their trail, America's most anguished vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan. What they find instead could tear their family, and their throats, apart forever.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: vampire, survival, family in danger, dysfunctional family, supernatural, manhunt, on the run, family life, murder, rivalry, violence, gory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, mojave desert
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